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French Retailers Brace for Strikes at Outset of Crucial Holiday Season

Posted On: Dec 3, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

PARIS - French retailers are bracing for countrywide strikes on Thursday that risk disrupting business in the run-up to the crucial holiday shopping season - only a year after “gilets jaunes,” or yellow vest, protests wreaked havoc on the capital.
“We will be impacted - our neighborhood will be secured as it was during the yellow vest protests,” said Benjamin Cymerman, president of the Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, an association of retailers in the tony Saint-Honoré neighborhood of Paris, which includes stores for Hermès, Burberry, Gucci, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Boucheron and Messika.
Several million people are expected to take part in the Dec. 5 strike, a date set by unions that are protesting the government's pending pension reform. Schools will be closed and the national train operator SNCF warned that it expected traffic to be reduced to 10 percent of normal levels. Air France canceled 30 percent of flights in the country, and riders of the Paris metro were warned through loudspeakers...

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